Sunday Worship

Through 8/31/14: 9:30 a.m. Starting 9/7/14: 10:30 a.m.

Office Hours

9 a.m.–12:00 p.m., Tuesday-Friday

300 Union Street
Northfield, MN 55057

Sermon Archive

Go here for transcript and audio! Click on each week to access links.

We celebrate marriage equality! Click on the image for more information about weddings at First UCC.

Prayer List

First UCC will start including a “prayer list’ in the bulletin and The Chronicle. If you would like to request that the congregation keep an individual or family in prayer, please visit or contact Todd or Abby. Names must be submitted by 8:00 am Wednesday morning to be included in that week’s Thursday Chronicle and Sunday bulletin. [...]

Summer Worship Time Change

Starting June 1, worship will begin at 9:30 a.m.  We will worship at 9:30a.m. until the first Sunday after Labor Day.  Come early and come often this summer.


French Toast Breakfast and Apostle Tryouts

 The Fighting Apostles are assembling an all-star lineup for the annual French Toast Breakfast Sunday, May 4, immediately following worship.

Fans will have an opportunity to meet the players, admire their culinary skills and sit down to a nourishing, league-leading breakfast of champions. We’ll be serving French toast, made with Brick Oven’s famous Children’s [...]

Volunteers Wanted!

First UCC is in need of volunteers.  We are looking for people willing to help out with the following:

Greeter/Usher Scripture Reader Meal Delivery Special Functions Visitation Childcare Acolyte Communion Server Coffee Hour Hosts

If you are interested in helping in any of these areas, click here to sign up. Thank [...]

This Weekend at First UCC

There are several things going on after worship this weekend:

Learn about the new Governance Structure – If you have questions about the New Governance Structure, the adult forum is your chance to learn more. The Governance Task Force will present the proposed model for First UCC. The church will vote on this new [...]

Sermon 7/28/13

Please click below for an audio version of this week’s sermon:

Sermon from 6/23/13

Please click on this link for a readable/printable version of Pastor Abby’s sermon: 1 Kings 18:20-29

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Volunteers Needed

We need more volunteers June 18, 25; July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; Aug. 6, 13, 20, 27 from 10:45-12:30 at Jefferson Square Apartments. We’ll be serving meals to kids in need as one of many Northfield churches helping in this way each day at two locations. Add your name to the sign-up sheet [...]

Hearing in Religious Services Panel Discussion

Hearing in church can be a challenge for people with hearing loss.  Let’s talk about it.  First UCC will be hosting a panel discussion on hearing in religious services on Saturday June 15th at 10:00 am.  There will be discussion about the problems that hearing loss can cause for hearing in religious services and [...]

Celebrate Pastor Bob!

All are invited to celebrate the ministry of Pastor Bob during worship and a reception immediately following on Sunday, June 2. Please join us in saying farewell and thanking Bob for his leadership and dedicated service to First UCC.

Summer Worship Time Change

With the summer season approaching, the Church Council discussed the merits of moving worship time to 9:30AM starting June 9th.  Our hope that this will allow us to beat the heat and be more comfortable during the warmest days of the year.  The motion passed and we will begin meeting at 9:30AM on June [...]

Mary Ellen Ross

Mary Ellen Ross, age 67, of Northfield, died Sunday May 5, 2013, at Three Links Reflections Care Suites. She was in Hospice after a long and courageous battle with what was most likely Alzheimer’s disease.

Mary Ellen Ross was born on Jan. 18, 1947, as the daughter of Helen Kemp Ross and Hugh [...]

Associate Minister Search and Call

After months of careful work and seeking the guidance of the Holy Spirit, the Search Committee is pleased to recommend Rev. Abigail Henderson for our Associate Minister position.  An open house at the church on Saturday from 2-4 p.m. will give you all a chance to meet Abby and her partner Will.  On Sunday [...]

Pastor Todd Serves as Guest Chaplain for the House of Representatives


At the invitation of Rep. David Bly, Pastor Todd was the guest chaplain for the House of Representatives on Monday.  Click here for his prayer.

Sermon from 2/24/13

Please click on this link for a readable/printable version of the sermon: “Ruth 1: 1-18.”

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